2D Art Director

Austin, TX
Entertainment – Content & Production
Full-time

Rooster Teeth Animation is looking for an Art Director to work with the Director and creative team to inspire and lead the visual direction of 2D productions. From the humble beginnings of “Red vs Blue” (the internet’s longest running online show), the animation department has evolved into an essential part of RT culture - delving into 2D animation with the original series “Camp Camp” and our podcast-inspired series “RTAA”. We believe passionately in attracting the best and brightest for our team, creating the most engaging and impressive animated productions online or elsewhere (while also having more than a little fun in the process). A strong candidate will have a proven track record of creative leadership, interpersonal skills, and production experience to help the company fulfill its objectives.

RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Responsible for the quality of art and design across assigned shows, directing other contributors and leading by example
    • Work closely with the show’s Director to create the overall aesthetic of a production as well as the details of the show’s assets
    • Work closely with the internal creative production teams to help guide the logistics of the Pre-Production department
    • Establish guidelines with the Director to maintain art style and quality throughout projects, creating style guides for productions and updating them as needed
    • Generate, as well as guide members of your team in the generation of, initial concepts for characters, environments, and other production assets
    • Oversee the delivery of tasks and approvals for multiple art disciplines (Concept/Turnaround/Background/Modeling), providing detailed feedback to the multiple parties (including contract artists) as contextualized within the frame of each production’s “big picture”
    • Be current on industry trends and technologies to provide insight into current workflows
    • Review, provide artistic direction, mentor, and give constructive feedback to other artists in order to improve both their aesthetic and technical performance
    • Work closely with producers and other teams in the production pipeline to ensure a collaborative, efficient logistical approach to creating artwork
    • Provide direct education as well as help plan additional external educational resources, to ensure long term growth and improvement on the team
    • Work closely with the art team to ensure that all art supports and enhances the fiction and narrative of productions
    • Help guide in the creation of promotional art and marketing materials as needed
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

    • Must be willing to relocate to Austin, TX
    • Bachelor's degree from a four year college or university in Art, Illustration
    • 2+ years of production experience as an Art Director
    • 5+ years of production experience in a creative leadership role
    • Experience managing a team of artists
    • Strong interpersonal skills, a positive attitude, and the ability to thrive in a collaborative environment with multidisciplinary teams
    • Highly proficient in fine art, 2D illustration, and animation fundamentals; able to guide, if not produce, art for characters, vehicles, and environments
    • Excellent written, verbal, and visual communication skills
    • Expert level skills in Adobe CS, specifically Photoshop and Illustrator

BONUS POINTS IF

    • Proficient in Toon Boom Harmony
    • Graphic Design, Animation or related field preferred
    • The ideal candidate will have outstanding skills in multiple 2D art disciplines

PERKS + BENEFITS

    • Use What You Need paid time off
    • 100% Company paid health & dental benefits
    • 401(k) with a company match
    • Catered meal on Mondays
    • Opportunity for career growth
    • Flexible dress code
    • Kitchen stocked with snacks
    • Pet Friendly

About Rooster Teeth
Rooster Teeth is a pioneering media and entertainment company responsible for some of the biggest online series in history, such as the award-winning and longest-running web series, Red vs. Blue. They also produce the globally acclaimed animated series RWBY, the first western anime series to be distributed in Japan; the award-winning Rooster Teeth Podcast; and Immersion, a reality format that brings video game theory to the real world. Rooster Teeth has a massive global footprint of more than 35 million subscribers to its YouTube Network, 5 million unique monthly visitors to its RoosterTeeth.com hub and 2 million registered community members. The company was founded in 2003, and is now a subsidiary of Fullscreen Media, a global youth media company that develops online creators and produces multi-platform entertainment experiences. Discover more at RoosterTeeth.com.

Fullscreen, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, protected veteran status, or disability.